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HHF Evaluation Criteria 2009

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This instrument provides the criteria for allocation of funds for Health and Hospitals from the Nation-building Funds Act 2008.
Administered by: Health
Registered 08 Jan 2009
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR03-Feb-2009
Tabled Senate03-Feb-2009
Date of repeal 29 Oct 2015
Repealed by Other
Repealing Comments Enabling provision repealed by Schedule 2, item 38 of the Medical Research Future Fund (Consequential Amendments) Act 2015.

HHF Evaluation Criteria 2009

I, JUSTINE ELLIOT, Minister for Ageing, acting under subsection 247(1) of the Nation-building Funds Act 2008 determine the HHF Evaluation Criteria 2009.

Dated   5/1/09

J Elliot.
JUSTINE ELLIOT

Minister for Ageing

 



HHF Evaluation Criteria 2009

 

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Contents

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                        1  Name of Instrument                                                            1

                        2  Commencement                                                                1

                        3  Definitions                                                                         2

                        4  HHF Evaluation Criteria                                                       2

 

 


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1              Name of Instrument

                This instrument is called the HHF Evaluation Criteria 2009.

2              Commencement

                This instrument commences:

                (a) if the instrument is registered before the Act commences – at the same time as the Act commences; or

                (b) if the instrument is registered on or after the day on which the Act commences – on the date on which this instrument is registered.

 

3                      Definitions

                In this instrument:

Act means the Nation-building Funds Act 2008.

HHF means the Health and Hospitals Fund established under section 214 of the Act.

HHF Advisory Board means the Health and Hospital Fund Advisory Board established under section 245 of the Act.

responsible Ministers means the Treasurer and the Finance Minister.

4              HHF evaluation criteria

                The HHF evaluation criteria formulated under subsection 247(1) of the Act, following consultation with the responsible Ministers in accordance with subsection 247(2) of the Act, and to be applied by the HHF Advisory Board in giving advice under paragraph 246(1)(a) of the Act are as follows:

Note:      The Explanatory Memorandum to the Nation-building Funds Bill 2008 provides in respect of clause 247(2) that “the intention of (the requirement to consult with the responsible Ministers) is to ensure that there is a common and rigorous approach in the evaluation criteria framework across the HHF, (Building Australia Fund), and (Education Investment Fund) that is consistent with the nation-building objectives of the Funds and in line with the Government’s overarching principles that projects financed from the Funds should:

·         address national infrastructure priorities;

·         demonstrate high benefits and effective use of resources;

·         efficiently address infrastructure needs; and

·         demonstrate they achieve established standards in implementation and management.

               

                Evaluation Criterion 1

                Extent to which the proposal addresses national priorities, including that the proposal:

(a)    ensures significant progress will be made in achieving the Commonwealth’s reform targets;      

(b)   is consistent with or will complement reform activities and assist the Commonwealth in building a health system for the future; and

(c)    will contribute to a balanced infrastructure investment across Australia.

Note:      Evaluation Criterion 1 reflects the Government’s overarching principle that projects financed from the HHF should address national infrastructure priorities.

       

          Evaluation Criterion 2

Projects result in improvements in health outcomes consistent with the level of investment, including that the proposal:

(a)    can demonstrate that the project will contribute to significant, sustainable and measurable-ongoing improvement in health care;

(b)   is supported by a good evidence-base that the project will lead to improvements in health outcomes;

(c)    provides an indication of the relevant economic, social and environment costs, and relevant health, economic, social and environmental benefits of the proposal; and

(d)   demonstrates, comparing benefits and costs, that the proposal represents value for money.

Note:      Evaluation Criterion 2 reflects the Government’s overarching principle that projects financed from the HHF should demonstrate high benefits and effective use of resources.

 

Evaluation Criterion 3

Extent of co-investment and collaboration, including that proposals:

(a)    generally will not impede investment in health infrastructure by other organisations, including the states and territories (states), universities, philanthropic and private organisations;

(b)   leverage, where possible, existing funding sources to maximise the impact of projects receiving HHF funding; and

(c)    where relevant, the distributions of any financial proceeds from the project are agreed before the commencement of funding.

Note:      Evaluation Criterion 3 reflects the Government’s overarching principle that projects financed from the HHF should efficiently address infrastructure needs.

                       

Evaluation Criterion 4

Project quality and efficiency including that proposals:

(a)    have a project design consistent with current health sector standards; and

(b)   demonstrate that a range of options for achieving the outcomes have been considered, and that the option put forward in the proposal is the most effective, strategic option. 

Note:      Evaluation Criterion 4 reflects the Government’s overarching principle that projects financed from the HHF should efficiently address infrastructure needs.

 

Evaluation Criterion 5

Capacity of the organisation to support, maintain and integrate new infrastructure into ongoing operations including that:

(a)    proponents identify how the facilities will be operated and maintained beyond the period of HHF funding, including where relevant, the capacity to integrate facilities funded by the HHF into their ongoing operations;

(b)   proponents should demonstrate that they possess sufficient capacity and any other resources (such as funding for project maintenance or associated recurrent costs) to ensure the delivery of the project and realisation of expected benefits;

(c)    the organisation has access to, or will acquire the human resources necessary to ensure the realisation of expected benefits from the proposal;

(d)   the proponent has developed a comprehensive implementation plan, which where relevant, demonstrates how infrastructure will be implemented in stages (allowing for payments to occur on milestone completion); and

(e)    the proponent has developed a comprehensive risk management strategy, with risks clearly identified and allocated.

 

Note:      Evaluation Criterion 5 reflects the Government’s overarching principle that projects financed from the HHF should demonstrate that they achieve established standards in implementation and management.